THE GARDEN STORY

Retail Construction Services, Inc. is dedicated to giving back.

We give back not only to those in need within our community, but also the future generations of this wonderful community. What started out as a great idea has grown exponentially and has become an amazing reality. Here at the RCS Giving Garden, school groups, master gardeners, corporate volunteers, and our own employees work together for the common good of teaching children the art of gardening and the importance of healthy eating. Click Here for Full Story.

LOCATION:
Retail Construction Services, Inc.
11343 39th Street N.
Lake Elmo, MN 55042

From HWY 36 - go south on Lake Elmo Ave, turn left onto 39th Street, garden is at corner of 39th and Laverne.
From HWY 5- going west from Stillwater take right onto Laverne (near Fury dealership) garden is on the right at corner of Laverne and 39th street.

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9/23/13

UPS Team Breaks Daily Harvest Total for 2013!

UPS Team L to R:  Mario Linarte, Jason Briggs, Christina Paquette, Tony Fisher, Traci Poulsen,
Sherri Montgomery, Kris Horton and Lynne Barten
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There are those volunteer groups; whose smiling faces and hard work can just make a perfect day in the garden even more perfect…  This was that day when our group of UPS volunteers joined us this morning.

Not only that, but this group broke the 2013 daily picking record of 187.4 lbs of produce!!

We harvested purple beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, cucumber, eggplant, kale, kohlrabi, peppers, pok choi, squash, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips and zucchini.   The largest crop of the day was the corn and popcorn.

After the harvest, the UPS Team took the produce over to Valley Outreach Food Shelf.  They were able to take a tour of the facilities.  Not only the food shelf, but Dawn’s Clothes Closet, the teaching kitchen and the resources set up for families in need.  Truly, a full circle volunteer experience.

In coordinating this visit with UPS, I noticed that at the bottom of Lynne’s email is this UPS quote: 

“Our Promise: In every connection we make, go further, so our customers can do more!”

Whatever your passion, however you get involved, volunteering offers a way to have a real and lasting impact on your community.  The woman and men from this UPS Team are not just the people behind the brown trucks.  They are ‘connected’, in a way that not only helps their customers do more, moreover, they help their community do more – and this customer truly appreciates each and every one of them!
 

Thank you Mario, Jason, Christina, Tony, Traci, Sherri, Kris and Lynne!

- Contributing writer - Joni Fletty